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Ban storm or not?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Rainbow Stairwell Thread Reply with quote

This Can Be Added As A Template To Any Existing Format.

Rainbow Stairwell
In this format, you must build a deck that is EXACTLY 60 cards and without a sideboard. The deck is structured in a way that you must use all 5 colors and artifacts in the deck. Your deck must consist of 6 cards from each color and artifacts as well as 2 of each of the ten Dual Lands (Tundra, Scrubland, etc) and 4 extra lands of your choice (You may only run one of any extra land at a time so this means four DIFFERENT lands). The 6 cards must contain one of each converted mana cost of that color up to 6.

FOR EXAMPLE: your White section might look like:

*Converted Mana cost of 1 * Mother of Runes (W)
*CC of 2 * Disenchant (1W)
*3 * Exile (2W)
*4 * Wrath of God (2WW)
*5 * Serra Angel (3WW)
*6 * Catastrophe (4WW)

An exemption to this rule are cards with hybrid mana symbols
such as Creakwood liege. cards like this may be entered but must fit into the CMC of either of its colors. so creakwood liege would fit into the 4 CMC slot in either green or black. =)

You repeat this for all 5 colors and for artifacts. Your deck must have 36 cards and 24 land for a total of 60 - no more, no less.

banned cards:

Lands that have activated abilities that DONT produce mana.
The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale

Nonlands cards:
time walk
all suns dawn
ancestrall recall
imperial seal
vampiric tutor
blood moon
magus of the moon
back to basics
primal order

Also any card with a mana cost including "X" or split cards are also forbidden.

I would also like to Ban any card with "storm" but lets see how things start working out.
... More to come (im sure)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And of course any banned/restricted cards from the type it's tagged on to, right? Like Legacy Rainbow Stairwell would have the legacy banned list, correct?

Edit : Or T2. That could be interesting.

Edit 2 : Anybody else wish there was a lets at least see how the format plays out a bit before banning something like storm. Never know.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time Vault, Voltaic Key, and Tinker are all legal. And if anyone manages to make a Storm deck that actually works in this format despite having to include 12 cards that cost 5 or 6, good for them. Banning nonbasic hate is silly and you can't possibly ban all of it. Anyway, why should Armageddon and Ruination be legal, but not horrible cards like Primal Order?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just off the top of my head this is what I came up with for this format, using the banned list you've provided and building with Legacy in mind. I also assumed that gold/hybrid cards weren't allowed.

1 Swords to Plowshares
2 Stoneforge Mystic
3 Aven Mindcensor
4 Wrath of God
5 Gideon Jura
6 Sun Titan

1 Brainstorm
2 Counterbalance
3 Trinket Mage
4 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
5 Force of Will
6 Sphinx of Jwar Isle

1 Thoughtseize
2 Bitterblossom
3 Liliana of the Veil
4 Damnation
5 Living Death
6 Geth, Lord of the Vault

1 Lightning Bolt
2 Ash Zealot
3 Browbeat
4 Chandra's Outrage
5 Reforge the Soul
6 Thunderous Wrath

1 Birds of Paradise
2 Tarmogoyf
3 Mul Daya Channelers
4 Garruk Relentless
5 Primal Command
6 Primeval Titan

1 Sensei's Divining Top
2 Scroll Rack
3 Sword of Fire and Ice
4 Quicksilver Amulet
5 Batterskull
6 Wurmcoil Engine

2x all 10 dual lands
Cascade Bluffs
Fire-lit Thicket
Mystic Gate
Fetid Heath

Idea would be to get Counterbalance online as soon as humanly possible, then use Stoneforge/Equipments to go for the win. Everything else is just fluff or running interference until you get going.
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